Episode 21: THE conversation Workshop Podcast Version!

Episode 21: THE conversation Workshop Podcast Version!

If you’ve ever wished that you could get a big picture view of THE conversation Workshop in one session, here it is! The Lindas explain fundamental concepts necessary for teaching the kids in our lives the way to experience a life that flourishes. We discuss the impact these concepts can have on decision making regarding the body, sex and relationships when established early. Episode 21 ends with The Talk, demonstrating for us how the pre-adolescent talk sounds in the context of THE conversation.

Thank you so much for listening to THE conversation Podcast on iTunes and on Google Play, or on our website! Congratulations! You have reached the conclusion of Podcast Season 1. If you have listened in chronological order from the first episode to Episode 20, you will have followed the general arc of THE conversation Workshop in the comfort of your own space and at your own pace. If not, we encourage you to go back and listen to all of our podcasts starting here.

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our monthly email in order to receive more tools for conversations with kids regarding God’s design for the body, relationships, and sex. As a subscriber, you will learn when new podcasts or blogs are introduced in the future as well as when and how you can attend THE conversation Workshop in person and be part of our interactive experiences! We’re hard at work creating new resources and will keep you informed as they roll out.

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Episode 16: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex, a Conversation with Dr. Josh + Christi Straub

Episode 16: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex, a Conversation with Dr. Josh + Christi Straub

This episode was recorded by Dr. Josh and Christi Straub for their podcast, In This Together. THE conversation was incredibly honored to join the In This Together podcast to discuss questions that Dr. Josh and Christi have received from parents about how to talk about sex with their kids.

From In This Together: What happens when our son is exposed to pornography at a young age? Or our daughter begins hearing about sex at school and asking you questions? Many of our own parents didn’t model for us how to have these difficult conversations with our kids. Not only that, our kids seem to be exposed to sex at even younger ages today.

In this episode, we revisit with Linda Noble and Linda Stewart, two leading voices helping parents talk to their children about body image and sex through THE Conversation Workshop. This is part two of a two part series.

In this episode, Linda and Linda discuss with us how to talk to our kids about sex through a simple, yet powerful framework of flourishing.

We discuss:

  • how to talk to our kids about difficult topics, like when they discover their private parts

  • why a Theology of the Body is an important framework for us as adults as well

  • age-appropriate ways–from preschool through the teen years–to talk to our kids about sex

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Single Celibacy: Our Unexamined Presuppositions Are Hurting Us!

Single Celibacy: Our Unexamined Presuppositions Are Hurting Us!

As a socially awkward and introverted teenager, I was ecstatic when I found “belonging” in a thriving high school youth group in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew in confidence and leadership in this Biblically centered environment and received so many good gifts from God. But as with everything in life, these good gifts came in a mixed bag. Once I established a circle of supportive and fun female relationships, I discovered that it was kind of “a thing” to start a Hope Chest: a chest full of household items that would be joyfully unpacked WHEN one got married and established her own household. It was our idea of a good time to visit department stores, making decisions about our future dish patterns and household color schemes and planning purchases for our chests!

Yearly we anticipated the upcoming sex and dating teaching series in youth group. We eagerly sat on the edge of our seats as we listened to the speaker tell us that sex is awesome beyond imagination in marriage. Our interpretation of the message was this: “Get married so you can experience life’s highest good with God’s stamp of approval!” And many of us did get married young and quickly as this seemed the best strategy for “following the rules” and at the same time satisfying what seemed to us to be our deepest longings and desires.

Interestingly enough, I don’t remember ever hearing a talk on the beauty of the single and celibate life.

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